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2015 10 Waters to Watch
Pinole Creek is named a 2015 10 Waters to Watch by the National Fish Habitat Partnership. The project, when completed in 2015, will provide an additional 7 miles of quality spawning and rearing habitat to steelhead.
Next Forum Meeting

The next Forum meeting will be early 2016 - stay tuned for more information.

2014 Forum-funded projects

The Forum is supporting two projects in 2015 - Memorial County Park Fish Passage Barrier Remediation and the Beaver Dam Fish Passage Device Pilot.

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NFHP Board Coming to California

The National Fish Habitat Partnership Board will be coming to California for their October Board meeting. Sacramento welcomes them October 19-21! Go here for the latest details.

Coastal Fish Habitat Partnerships

View the Fall 2015 Coastal Fish Habitat Partnerships newsletter.

Forum Recommends Monitoring Methods
The Forum released a new report, "Fish Passage Monitoring Methods," which recommends a set of best management practices associated with fish passage monitoring.

Website updated October 11, 2015.



California Fish Passage Forum

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The mission of the Fish Passage Forum is to protect and restore listed anadromous salmonid species, and other aquatic organisms, in California by promoting collaboration among public and private sectors for fish passage improvement projects and programs.


The goal of the Forum is to restore connectivity of freshwater habitats throughout the historic range of anadromous fish.


The Forum coordinates among agency programs and private sector activities to target high priority projects and to improve the timeliness and cost-effectiveness of fish passage.


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  1. Remediate barriers to effective fish migration.
  2. Facilitate coordination and communication among agencies, agency staff, and other entities that may propose, review, or promulgate fish passage criteria within California.
  3. Identify, assess and prioritize the removal of fish passage barriers.
  4. Disseminate guidelines and design criteria for replacement of barriers.
  5. Coordinate funding mechanisms to remove fish passage barriers.
  6. Promote state and federal permit coordination and efficiencies.
  7. Facilitate plans to monitor and evaluate fish passage restoration effectiveness to ensure accountability.
  8. Promote existing state and national policy and actions that support fish passage improvement in California.
  9. Implement education and outreach activities, targeting both the general public and fish passage practitioners.
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For a map showing locations to and information about Forum-funded projects, click here.